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'''Charley Patton''' (died April 28, 1934), also known as '''Charlie Patton''', was an American Delta blues musician. Considered by many to be the "Father of the Delta Blues", he created an enduring body of American music and inspired most Delta blues musicians. The musicologist Robert Palmer (author/producer)|Robert Palmer considered him one of the most important American musicians of the twentieth century. Patton (who was well educated by the standards of his time) spelled his name ''Charlie'', but many sources, including record labels and his gravestone, use the spelling ''Charley''.
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Birth dateApril 1891 (probable)
Birth placeHinds County, Mississippi, U.S.
Death dateApril 28, 1934 (aged 43)
Death placeSunflower County, Mississippi
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Years active1916–1934
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charlie patton arr. by mike dixon
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